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Old 02-10-2019, 08:37 PM   #21
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Just asked the dealer a ton of questions and got answers to some. One of which was how much fluid does the Ranger power steering system hold. They claim 2.1 pints. Seems low to me, but that’s what they had in their computer.
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Just asked the dealer a ton of questions and got answers to some. One of which was how much fluid does the Ranger power steering system hold. They claim 2.1 pints. Seems low to me, but thatís what they had in their computer.
That doesn't sound unreasonable actually. I think that is about what my '98 took when I had to replace the rusted out lines on the rack.
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That doesn't sound unreasonable actually. I think that is about what my '98 took when I had to replace the rusted out lines on the rack.
Itís only 1.05 quarts. It seems like the reservoir would take half of that and isnít the rack and pinion area filled with ATF, too?
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Itís only 1.05 quarts. It seems like the reservoir would take half of that and isnít the rack and pinion area filled with ATF, too?
That's why they sell it by the quart.
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Itís only 1.05 quarts. It seems like the reservoir would take half of that and isnít the rack and pinion area filled with ATF, too?
There is a quite a bit in the rack as well as the lines, cooler (if you have one), and the pump. Half being in the rack and the other half in the reservoir might be right. All I remember for sure is that I bought two quarts for the line replacement. How much I actually used, I can't remember and wasn't overly concerned since I could use the rest later for the steering system or the transmission later on.
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There is a quite a bit in the rack as well as the lines, cooler (if you have one), and the pump. Half being in the rack and the other half in the reservoir might be right. All I remember for sure is that I bought two quarts for the line replacement. How much I actually used, I can't remember and wasn't overly concerned since I could use the rest later for the steering system or the transmission later on.
The rack actually doesn't hold that much. I'd guess the amount that is in the rack itself at any given time is about 1/4 to 1/3 of the system's capacity.

It's not unreasonable to think that a system with no cooler has half or more of it's total capacity in the reservoir and pump.
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